Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Indian 'Eighty'

Springfield, MA  2017

I have never been on a motorcycle and never had any great desire to ride one.  Seeing some of these classic bikes makes me wonder what I might have missed in life.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Indians

Springfield, MA  2017

The Indian Motorcycle Co, the first motorcycle company in America manufactured motorcycles in Springfield from 1901 to 1953.  The History of Springfield museum now houses the Esta Manthos Indian Motorcycle Collection which contains over two dozen rare Indian Motorcycles.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Picadilly Roadster

Springfield, MA  2017

This Rolls was once owned by S. Prestly Blake, a co-founder of the Friendly Ice Cream Co, an institution throughout New England.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I

Springfield, MA  2017

For a short time Rolls Royce had a manufacturing facility in Springfield to make their luxury cars for the US market.  This Phantom I was made in Springfield.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1993 Springfield Duryea

Springfield, MA  2017

This is an original copy of the first successful gasoline-powered automobile built in 1993.  It was built to commemorated the first test drive that vehicle in Springfield 100 years earlier.

Monday, June 19, 2017

T-Rex

Springfield, MA  2017

No science/natural history museum would be complete without one of these guys.